Can y'all believe it's almost the middle of the month already?! Before we know it the world is going to end. Or so I've heard. I just can't believe it's already going to be 2013...that means I've been doing real estate for a whole year already. Nuts.
When I first started real estate, and before I got my first commission check, I hated it. I wanted to quit after the first couple months. Seasoned Realtors were rude to me for no reason, clients were un-loyal, and I took everything to heart. Plus, I'd never EVER worked on commission only, so before I knew it my nice little bank account went down to zero while I worked my ass off for no pay. It was terrible. And I cried like a child a lot and started drinking red wine. JT told me to give it a year and see how I liked it then. Welp...it's been a year. And I know I don't want to do this for the rest of my life.
In real estate your pay isn't immeadiate. You get an accepted offer and then at best you're looking at a month before you get a pay check. Sometimes, if it's a new construction or a short sale, you're looking at 3+ months before the house closes and then you get a paycheck. It can rock your world if you're not used to getting paid like that. I know it rocked my world.
Now that I've been doing real estate for a year I realize it takes a special type of person to be good at it and love it. I'm not that person. Although I've done exceptionally well my first year in the biz, I just don't care for being "on-call" at all times, dealing with highly stressed buyers, and not having a set schedule.
So while I look for other career options, I am looking forward to 2013 and potentially being about to start the Radiology program at my college. I get to apply in January and I couldn't be more excited! So I'm praying the world doesn't end before I get my chance to try this new thing I'm into.
In other news, I did a shit ton of Xmas shopping yesterday..knocking most of the people in my life off my list. And of course I couldn't help but pick up a little something for myself. I mean come on...gold chevron? I couldn't pass it up. And it was a steal at $7 compared to the usual $32. Nice!
I also got these two pairs of shoes for the niece and nephew..cute no? Both I scored at Marshalls for $19 for the Converse and $14 for the Carter Booties. How's your Christmas shopping going? Wrapping it up?